55 thoughts on “Ruggedized PS3”

  1. Nice build, not nearly as complicated as so many others. Did you think about installing a video switch and a 360 in there as well? Would need more cooling or it would melt the case I think :P

    Anyways, thanks for the build and kudos to element 14 for springing for the costs.

  2. I was the band Incubus’s personal chef for a time. They did a lot of the music for Halo. Microsoft built them a portable X-Box in a pelican hard case, 25″ lcd screen,it was wi-fi capable and had 4 wireless controllers. We played Halo anywhere we wanted. It was presented to the band at their Seattle H.Q. while we were on tour.

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  4. Personally I think you were brave taking on this assignment. Let’s hope you make it better for your next. V productive, I’ll have a shot at that soon! I’m gonna bob up and see you this week. I’m sure we will have a belting time x

  5. Wow. I’m actually reading about this from a FOB in Afghanistan right now, and my unit would go berserk to get their hands on something like this. Any chance of it going out for sale?

  6. I didn’t not realize how simple it is for the PS3 to be taken apart and pretty much modified as well. Nice work and to the couple overseas…don’t play too much and get into trouble now!

  7. Is there a blueprint of the design for this? I used to remember seeing them somewhere but can’t find it anymore! I have access to equipment and I have all the stuff, just need the plans for the sheet metal! Any help would be great

  8. Ben,

    I would love to have something like this on the US Navy ship I am currently assigned to. For shipboard electrical safety reasons, the problem with this mod is just that, it is a mod. To use this on the ship, all components would have to remain in their original cases and maintain UL standards. For the lower half, keeping the PS3 in its case would not be a problem. The big problem would be the screen. Can you redesign the build to comply with electrical safety regulations?

    I was think of a few other tweaks including a screen that could unhinged and turned around, retractable power cord, and after market sound/speakers. The Holy Grail would to make it battery operated, that would be too much.

    I have seen another company roll out an LCD and case product, but it looks cheap. Please help.

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